We see the Big Picture, do you?

– Creative Viewing of the Built Environment –

Certified WBE, DBE, & WOSB

PlaceVision is a nationally recognized communications agency to help urban planners engage citizens effectively online through marketing, web development, and social media services. PlaceVision develops public participation websites, platforms, and visualization tools for historic preservation, zoning, economic development, and urban planning projects.

About Crystal Wilson, President

PlaceVision develops map-based solutions for community engagement and historic district surveys.

Community Remarks PlaceVision developed a web and mobile-friendly community engagement platform COMMUNITY REMARKS® that enables citizens to post a comment and image to a map.

SiteVista LogoPlaceVision developed SITEVISTA®, a web and mobile-friendly platform to visualize, track, and crowdsource building information. It is a flexible database to survey from the field on a mobile device, upload a inventory spreadsheet, present on a public website, and enable non-technical users to manage it. It was specifically designed for showcasing properties on a map, in an image gallery, and property information sheet for urban planning and historic preservation surveys.




Survey citizens or the built environment to visualize opportunities

Social Media

Utilize social media uniquely to attract citizens to your project


Market your plan, engage citizens not traditionally involved in the planning process

Web design

Develop a website to support your project, leverage it to publish an interactive plan


Customize one of our platforms to fit your exact needs

Interactive Maps

Present properties or projects on a map to collect place-based feedback




PlaceVision works with urban planners that are really good at what they do, but struggle to fully utilize web-based technologies to engage more citizens in the planning process. Two common concerns are:
(1.) Being able to effectively reach different age groups, engage them, and increase public input
(2.) Capture place-based comments to learn more from people about specific locations

If either of these concerns sound familiar, PlaceVision can help you implement an approach and strategy that has dramatically increased public participation. More planners are turning to COMMUNITY REMARKS over costly MetroQuest. Get up and running within hours to capture feedback instantly.


PlaceVision works with historic preservation firms that need to survey neighborhoods and districts for a National Register nomination, visualize redevelopment opportunities, or manage existing historic districts. Preservationists need a cloud-based platform to:
(1.) Survey properties from the field and upload pictures
(2.) Collaborate, crowdsource, and manage an online building inventory over time

An increasing number of non-profits and municipalities are turning to SITEVISTA as an alternative to Ruskin Arc. It is an affordable and user-friendly platform to get started quickly and continuously leverage.


Crystal has over fifteen years experience blending the communication needs of planners with the expectations of the public. She has expertise in the areas of community engagement, web programming, and visualization for the planning and preservation industries.

She received her Master’s in Urban Planning from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), concentrating in Electronic Visualization in a way that merged her interests in technology and sociology. Projects that led to the development of her platforms have included downtown revitalization work with the Alabama Historical Commission while an undergraduate at Auburn University; maintaining historic districts while the Preservation Coordinator in Elgin, IL; building the website telling the story of Maxwell Street in Chicago under a National Endowment for the Humanities grant; and building a 3-D model of the Kenosha, WI downtown district that showed alternative uses for available lots in a redevelopment area. She later became the Assistant Director of UIC’s Great Cities Urban Data Visualization lab working on projects for the Chicago Transit Authority and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.


smiley Graduated Cum Laude from Auburn University

red Believes in the power of Feng Shui
star Favorite show is Ancient Aliens

rocket Obsessed with outer space since childhood

lefthand Left handed, right & left brained
butterflies Has a 4 year old and this is her artwork


Send Crystal a message

Contact information

2800 N 6th St Unit 1 PMB #267 St. Augustine, FL 32084

Phone number:
(773) 547-7347


Social links: